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Dr. James Hargan

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Elizabethtown, KY
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Elizabethtown, KY

Address

1105 Mary T. Meagher Dr., Elizabethtown, KY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Assurant Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

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United HealthCare Insurance Company

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

About

Bio

Board Certified Oral and Mxillofacial Surgeon.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Mid face lift can do nicely to really enhance appearance.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Several things: Nutrition! increase protein, high whole vitamin c, keep wound moist with doctor recommended ointment at all times. No smoking. Zinc. Recommend organi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: A formal face lift or a neck lift only are two procedures that can improve how your neck looks. Also, surgery in the front area of your neck is someti... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Many things: Mouth ulcers can be caused by a host of things. Most are benign but i would strongly recommend seeing a dentist if the ulcer is not painful or if it w... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
First see Dentist: I would recommend seeing your dentist first, as they can determine if a biopsy is warranted or not. They will then likely send you to an oral maxillof... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Should be fine: Local anesthetics are relatively quickly metabolized after administration. Unless you plan on giving blood at the same time that you might have local ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Contact Rx doctor: If this is sudden onset and not a chronic type issue, you need to contact the person that prescribed you the recent rx medications and tell them what ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly bacterial : You need to see an internal medicine doctor or GI specialist. You may have some bacterial issues a good oral screening would be a definite.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
No cure: Unfortunately, to date there is no "cure" for lichen planus, only therapeutic / treatment medicaments. There are steroid rinses for severe outbreaks,... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
4-6 years: There are 4 year programs as well as 6 year programs ( almost half are 6 year programs now). You complete medial school while a resident, in a 6 year ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Actinic Keratosis?: Likely actinic keratosis. These are generally benign, but can turn into worse things. If you are concerned enough to ask a question about this, i wo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Not sure: There is a small nerve that travels from the ear canal (deep) area to the tongue that if it's mobility is altered somehow may cause some pain that is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Likely ok: If you had all those studies done and they told you they are all normal, then i would have to say it is unlikely you have a carcinoma (in the areas th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: In my practice, it is routine to do simultaneous grafting and implant placement. We rarely have referrals that have adequate bone, but have developed ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Normally self pay : Laser resurfacing is typically not covered by insurance, unless needed in relation to trauma, cancer, etc. And even then, most carriers will not pay, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Good Manicure: A well trained manicure person can keep that skin pushed back and looking nice. If it becomes inflammed and swollen, see your family doctor right awa... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: I was very skeptical, but it was very effective. I liked it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Avene / La-ROche: Avene / la-roche posay have good products for reddness, etc. Also glytone is very good.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Dental Association: I would contact the state dental association and ask them for a list of members in the area you live. You will then have a list of who to contact. Hop... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Not really: It is entirely possible, but i don't see that very often at all, in fact i would say it is rare in my practice. But, it is certainly possible.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Why peeling?: Need to figure out why it is peeling in the first place. May want to consult a dermatologist on this before spending tons of cash on stuff that wont ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Possible: Your description is unlikely "allergies" but could be candidiasis, or even a possible vitamin deficiency. If it is only sore when using your mouthwas... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Diagnosis: Sounds like you need to see an ENT or an oral macillofacial surgeon and find out why you have an "infection" and get definitive treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
All kinds: Impacted teeth, orthognathic (move upper and lower jaws new position) tumors and cysts of face and jaws, TMJ surgery, implants, bone grafting and reco... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
See Dentist: I would strongly recommend you seek care from a dentist as soon as possible. For the time being, avoid touching teeth together (easier said than done... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Not likely: "dry socket" occurs when the blood clot fails to mature properly and thus the body begins to break it down.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are extensively trained in anesthesiology and emergencies and airway management. It is very common for them to use Di... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Varies a lot: Could be a few weeks to a few months. In general, nerves are the slowest healing tissues in our bodies.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
About 24 hours: Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation. But in genera... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Fillers / Laser: I like the combination of using dermal fillers and ablative laser. Makes the "crater" more shallow, then laser takes down the edges.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
About day 4: Usually around day 4 after surgery, swelling should be going down and pain becoming less and less acute, more just soreness. It varies a lot from pers... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Reason is red first: Need to figure out why it is red first. I recomend seeing a good dermatologist to help figure that out before you waste a lot of money on things that... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Depends on geography: If you are in california, the answer would be yes. If you are in kansas, the answer would be no. It varies alot on where you are, but it is a proced... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Should not: If are a good candidate for this surgery and surgery goes well and you follow all directions after surgery, your "eye health" should remain the same. ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Unless contraindicated or prohibited by your ob/gyn doctor, you can. Not in first trimester, unless an emergency. Second and third trimester is usuall... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Depends on your state's dental practice act / laws. Some states restrict periodontists to do only what their specialty is supposed to do which can inc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
TMJ disk abnormal: Anterior disk displacement without reduction possibly. Need to see oral maxillofacial surgeon or subspecialists in tmd / facial pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Cherry Hemangioma ?: If the color is really red and almost pin point in size, likely to be "cherry hemangioma" which are benign generally. If they should start to grow or... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Mastitis: You might still have an infection (either bacterial or fungal) of your mammary glands. I definitely recommend seeking consult from your ob/gyn or prim... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
? Antibiotics ? : Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levoquin are not typical antibiotics used after wisdom teeth removal. There are several questions i would need answers to to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Likely: It sounds like you definitely need to seek care from your dentist asap. It could be the beginning of an infection and they can get out of control very... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes, is possible: If scar is preventing normal action / movement of the frontal is muscle, or if the scar is tethered to the aponeurotic tissues below the dermis, it ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Need see doc: If it is not going away, you need to have it looked at. If it was not there until you bit it, likely is ok. But would tell you to have it checked.
A member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
See dentist: Sounds like you need definitive treatment and not symptomatic treatment. You need to see a dentist and have thorough exam, diagnosis, and treatment, b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Many possibilities: If you have a tv in your bedroom, get it out of there. Do you snore loud? If so, you should have a sleep study done and asses for sleep apnea (all t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: It has been shown that estrogen can delay healing by causing disruption in the normal healing sequence / maturation of the blog clot. It can be quite ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
See a Dentist: Need to find a good dentist. They might refer you to a gum specialist (periodontist). They will educate on condition, options, procedures, prognosis, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Hargan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 24 years experience
A house: It varies a great deal depending on in state or out of state tuition for the college of dentistry (4years). Residency normally pays you as an "employe... Read More

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Apr 4, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hargan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hargan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! My lower arms and face are red like a sunburn but r nt burnt
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot dr james my best wishes for u .
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

HealthTap Scholar
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Affiliations

AAOMS, AACS, ADSA, KMA, KDA, Kentucky Board of Dentistry - member /
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